"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 30 April 2009


A cachet (Ka-SH-ay) is a special characteristic or quality; an indication of approved or superior status.

It also means a seal, as of a letter; a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal; a design or artwork on the left hand side of an envelope, found primarily on first day covers.

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